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Workforce Training

Employment Skills Center (29 S. Hanover St., Carlisle) – Programs include: GED preparation, adult basic education, English as a Second Language, Nurse Aid Training and Workforce Development.

PA CareerLINK Cumberland County (1 Alexandra Court, Carlisle) – Programs include: Career Resources Center, GED and Adult Basic Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Civil and Non-Civil Service Information, On-the-job Training, and Classroom Training

View a list of all Cumberland County’s education partners here, including K-12, technical schools and higher education institutions.

The Manufacturers Association (20 Busser Rd., Emigsville) – Member services & benefits include: self-insured employee health plans, education and training, advocacy for workers to government and business leaders, workforce development for new and existing employees, HR resources, business surveys, newsletters, and networking opportunities in regional business communities.

Social Services

Community CARES (50 West Penn St., Carlisle) – Programs include: Emergency Shelter- Safe sheltering both day and night with reliable case management and support services  provided for men, woman and children. Coordinated Entry- walk-in site to complete a brief assessment with a staff person and provide referrals for housing solutions when homeless or near homeless. Cumberland Street Outreach serving people facing the challenge of homelessness or near homelessness in Cumberland County by connecting them to resources and providing case management and support services with the goal of ending their homelessness. We operate using the Housing First Model- believing everyone is housing ready and we will work to support them in their effort to re-establish independent housing.

Hope Station (149 W. Penn St., Carlisle) – Programs include: Literary and Arts after school assistance, Youth program leadership, Kids Cafe, Keep Hope & Summer Scholarships

Maranatha-Carlisle (20 N. Hanover Street, Suite 202) – Provides Financial Management Services to help people achieve and maintain financial stability. A budget is developed to be sure that all the bills are paid on time, food and spending money is provided, savings for unforeseen expenses; and for goals; like a car, vacation or something that has not been attainable previously.

Project SHARE (5 North Orange St., Carlisle) – Programs include: Food distribution the week of the 3rd Thursday each month, Farmstand Distributions on Tuesdays & Thursdays, Home Delivery, Emergency Food distribution, Nutritional Education programs including cooking classes for children and adults, Lunch & Learn summer feeding program, and various life skills training.

United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County (145 S. Hanover St., Carlisle) – Provides funding to 39 programs operated by 25 partner agencies. An annual Day of Caring is organized by the United Way to offer local community members, businesses, and churches the opportunity to volunteer at local nonprofits and learn more about services offered to those in need. It also runs a successful Success by 6 initiative, heating assistance program for fuel oil, kerosene, propane, and wood pellets, and prescription assistance program. The United Way’s Women United helps raise funds for local summer camp scholarships and backpack and school supplies on an annual basis.

Chambers of Commerce

Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce (212 N Hanover St., Carlisle) – Programs include: Connecting high school students in Carlisle and Boiling Springs with employers; Providing career awareness support for Carlisle and Boiling Springs school districts; Carlisle Area Personnel Association (CAPA) meets with area employers to learn about new student-employer opportunities; Hosts Hiring our Heroes Job Fairs

Funding Partners

Partnership for Better Health (274 Wilson St., Carlisle) – Programs include: Grant funding to various programs within the community, mainly non-profit organizations; focus area on supporting resources that promote increased minimum wage and the creation of high quality jobs.

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